Toyota presents all-new Camry, Prius Prime

Toyota presents all-new Camry, Prius Prime

Toyota is highlighting the all-new 2018 Camry and Prius Prime at this yearês Washington Auto Show, as part of what Toyota Vehicle Specialist Heather Willis Hunter called the companyês –commitment to innovation and to investing in America.” Several automakers on Industry/Media Day touted their investment in America, after President Trumpês emphasis on made in America.

The Camry is sporty and distinctive, with a low center of gravity. It comes as a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder, 3.5 liter V6 or hybrid. The Entune 3.0 multimedia system is standard, with a navigation system, wireless map updates and remote start.

The Toyota Safety Sense system is standard on all 2018 Toyotas. It includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning steps to autonomous driving, Willis Hunter noted.

The Prius Prime has a dramatically increased driving range of 25 miles electric only (less than the average commute, said Willis Hunter) and 250 miles total. Electric –fuel” economy is estimated at 133 mpg-e. The Prime can be charged in less than 5.5 hours at home, or in 2.2 hours at a public charging station.

The Prime will be priced at $27,000 to $33,000 and may be eligible for a federal tax credit. It will be at dealerships by the end of summer.

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